pipe inspection safety Articles

  • Underground Water Tanks: Understanding the installation process is the first step in safety inspections

    Underground storage tanks are increasingly becoming essential components of building projects, driven by rising interest in on-site rainwater and graywater collection and reuse. As a result, building officials may need to expand their expertise to include these products and their components. Some safety inspection work is obvious; for instance, checking that the installer or project owner ...


    By Xerxes Corporation

  • Accepted Inspection Methods of Process Sewers.

    During the process of refining there is discharge of hazardous waste, this coupled with aging pipeline infrastructure creates a potential where waste can leak into the environment posing catastrophic threats to life. Federal agencies such as the EPA are beginning to penalize refineries that do not take necessary measures of disposing their waste. These refineries are subject to ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • New White Paper Explains How to Improve Safety Inspection of Pumped Food Lines

    A wide range of processed food passes through pipelines everyday, from meat and poultry to dairy products, and fruit and vegetables to confectionery. However, contamination detection in pumped products can prove challenging. Safeline X-ray's brand-new white paper entitled "Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products" explains how metal detection and x-ray pipeline inspection ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Dam Inspection: A Day at Still Creek Dam

    We’ve been busy lately visiting various municipalities, police forces, aquaculture sites, and water treatment plants showcasing both our portable ROV systems and our new product line, the DT340 Pipe Crawler. One project in particular, took place at the Still Creek Dam in Tamaqua, PA. Cody and Sam packed up the crawler and headed down ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Bulk Storage and Piping Case Study

    Background: This major steel manufacturer was founded in 1900 in and established the first formal research department in the steel industry in 1910. It grew through the development of specialty steels and new technology. Among the many "firsts" was the development of continuous rolling technology. This company holds more U.S. patents than any other specialty steel company. ...


    By Mech-Chem Associates, Inc.

  • The smart pipe: RFID and the oil and gas industry

    This article explores the prospects for radio frequency identification (RFID) to be utilised by firms throughout the oil and gas industry. The article first provides the reader with an overview of RFID technology, how it works and how it is being applied in various settings. The present research found that innovative companies around the world are finding that RFID can improve their business ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pipeline safety action plan

    According to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines are responsible for delivering oil and gas to communities and businesses across the United States. Much of the pipeline network is old and in a state of disrepair. The Obama Administration launched on April 4, 2011, a national pipeline safety initiative to repair and replace aging pipelines to prevent ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?

    Lingering questions leave some concerned about a new generation of plumbing material The calls and e-mails arrive as often as several times a week from people with concerns about drinking water. Some of the callers — who include homeowners, architects and builders — want to know why their water smells like gasoline. Others want to know which kinds of pipes to ...


    By Ensia

  • DAM GOOD ROVS - The inspection and maintenance of vital resource facilities is an integral part of any regions health and stability management program

    Providing consistent output while driving down inspection and maintenance costs is a key activity for those involved in the provision of such services, and requires the monitoring and assessment of relevant new technologies and techniques. The use of divers in the inspection and maintenance of hydro dam facilities is a practice that will remain central to the effective running of these ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Water Treatment Plant: Benefits of Underwater Cameras

    Before fresh water can be made safe for human consumption it must go through a treatment process eliminating bacteria and any other elements deemed unsafe to drink. How does such a process occur and why is it relevant to us? We’ve written about the use of Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles and pipe crawler systems in storm water systems, sanitation pipes, and water storage basins. A ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • The hidden threat

    Many decisions that are made at the design stage of engineering can have a major impact on safety and cost during the operational stages. This is especially true of pipe supports. Corrosion under pipe supports (CUPS) is a growing problem and a particular threat to pipework integrity, as Laza Krstin, Principal Consultant at ABB Consulting, explains. For many operating companies, extending the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Underground, underwater, under stress: Town of Longboat Key puts SmartBall tool to unusual pipeline condition test

    When much of your critical sewer pipeline lies buried under a bay of shimmering ocean water, the challenges required to assess its condition may seem daunting. That task faced the Town of Longboat Key, an affluent retirement community located on the barrier island of the same name off the west coast of Florida. Sensitive to environmental, health and safety issues, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Checklist for Boiler Maintenance

    Boilers play a crucial role at industrial facilities and it is imperative that they be safely and properly maintained. Routine boiler maintenance can help prevent unplanned shutdowns and outages, increase the efficiency of the boiler and cut operating costs, and ensure that the facility is in full compliance with all laws and regulations governing boiler safety. What follows is a boiler ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Case study - Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

    After WSSC began experiencing major PCCP failures in the 1970s, it developed a strong commitment to infrastructure management technology in favor of large capital replacements. Beginning in 2007, WSSC and Pure Technologies began a partnership to create a comprehensive PCCP management program. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Is drinking water from ‘improved sources’ really safe? A case study in the Logone valley (Chad-Cameroon)

    Within a cooperation project coordinated by the Association for Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America (ACRA) Foundation, water supplies were sampled across the villages of the Logone valley (Chad-Cameroon) mostly from boreholes, open wells, rivers and lakes as well as from some piped water. Microbiological analyses and sanitary inspections were carried out at each source. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

    Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Equipment deficiencies: How well are they being managed? (Part 1 of 2)

    A key element of a successful mechanical integrity (MI) program is the equipment deficiency process. In addition to being a requirement and an MI emphasis area in many OSHA National Emphasis Program inspections, a facility’s equipment deficiency process is a vital management system for ensuring safe process operations. This process helps ensure that deficient equipment conditions are identified ...


    By ABS Consulting

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